Los Angeles Clippers Team Salary


2016-17 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Currently over the cap, hard-capped and repeater tax eligible

Hard Cap: $117,287,000

Projected Cap Space for 2017-18 ($101 million cap): Up to $37.1 million


  • Trade (C.J. Wilcox, expiring 7/17/17) — $1,209,600
  • Room Exception: $4,328,000

Note: Trade exceptions would be renounced if team goes under the cap.

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Bird: Chris Paul (ETO, $34,303,241), Blake Griffin (ETO, $30,211,259), J.J. Redick ($14,017,250)
  • Early Bird: Luc Mbah a Moute (PO, $2,863,900), Glen Davis ($1,471,382)*, Hedo Turkoglu ($1,471,382)*
  • Non-Bird: Marreese Speights (PO, $1,471,382), Brandon Bass ($1,471,382), Raymond Felton ($1,471,382), Alan Anderson ($1,471,382), Jeff Ayres ($1,471,382)*, Ekpe Udoh ($1,471,382)*

* Cannot be used in a sign and trade because they were not active players in the NBA last season.

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • Paul Pierce $3,679,840 ($1,096,080 guaranteed)

2017 Draft Picks: None; Own 23rd to Toronto Raptors, own 56th to Boston Celtics

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: David Michineau (2016-39th), Maarty Leunen (2008-54th)

Roster Count: Six guaranteed, one partially-guaranteed, two early termination options, two player options

Depth Chart
PG: Austin Rivers
SG: Jamal Crawford
SF: Wesley Johnson
PF: Paul Pierce, Brice Johnson
C: DeAndre Jordan, Diamond Stone

Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.


  • 6/22/17 — NBA Draft.
  • 6/28/17 — Early termination option for Blake Griffin.
  • 6/29/17 — Early termination for Chris Paul.
  • 6/29/17 — Estimated player option for Luc Mbah a Moute.
  • 6/30/17 — Paul Pierce’s $3.7 million guarantees for 2017-18.
  • 7/1/17-7/5/17 — NBA moratorium.
  • 7/17/17 — C.J. Wilcox trade exception expires.
  • 10/31/17 — Team option on Brice Johnson.
  • 6/21/18 — Jamal Crawford’s $14.5 million guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 6/29/18 — Player option for DeAndre Jordan.
  • 6/29/18 — Estimated player option for Austin Rivers.
  • 6/29/18 — Qualifying offer deadline for Diamond Stone.
  • 10/31/18 — Team option on Brice Johnson.
  • 10/31/18 — Extension deadline for Brice Johnson.
  • 6/29/18 — Qualifying offer deadline for Brice Johnson.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.


  • None

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Doc Rivers (signed five-year, $50 million deal before 2014-15 season)

Assistants: Mike Woodson, Sam Cassell, Armond Hill, Brendan O’Connor, Patrick Sullivan, Dee Brown (player development), J.P. Clark (player development)

Trainers: Jasen Powell, Joe Resendez (assistant athletic trainer), Richard Williams (strength and conditioning), Mark Simpson (director of performance), Brent Tanaka (assistant strength and conditioning coach), Tommy Murdock (assistant athletic trainer)

Basketball Executives

  • Doc Rivers — president of basketball operations and head coach
  • Lawrence Frank — executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Dave Wohl — general manager
  • Gary Sacks — assistant general manager
  • Johnny Rogers — director of pro player personnel
  • Gerald Madkins — director of scouting
  • Jason Piombetti — director of college player personnel
  • Jud Winton — director of analytics
  • Jordan Borucki — basketball operations manager
  • Annemarie Loflin — chief of staff of basketball operations

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Byron Mullens).  Sixers have right to swap pick with New York Knicks (Travis Outlaw).
  • 2019 — Owe first-rounder (top-14 protected through 2020, otherwise converts to a 2022 second-rounder) to Boston Celtics (Jeff Green, Deyonta Davis), two years following obligation to Toronto Raptors.
  • 2020 — Owed second-rounder from Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood, Anderson Varejao, Channing Frye, C.J. Wilcox).

Cash Paid ($3.5 million max): $230,000 to Orlando Magic (C.J. Wilcox)

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • Chris Paul — 15 percent
  • DeAndre Jordan — 15 percent
  • Blake Griffin — 15 percent
  • J.J. Redick — five percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.

D-League Affiliate: Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario


Cap Holds

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

Salary and team data change quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 5/25/17)